Dying Matters Awareness Week

This is Dying Matters Awareness Week. Find out how you can help change attitudes and behaviours towards death: http://www.dyingmatters.org/

The Open University offers the following free courses on OpenLearn on the subjects of death and dying:

Why death and dying?

The title, Death and Dying, covers a broad range of issues – from the meaning of life and what happens after death, to the care of dying people, grief and bereavement and the ethical dilemmas people face at the end of life.Link

Living wills and refusing treatment: The Kerrie Wooltorton case

Mary Twomey considers some of the issues raised when a person uses a living will to refuse treatment following a suicide attempt. Link

Trolleys, killing and the doctrine of double effect

Would you let someone die, to save five others? Would you kill someone to save five others? Explore trolleys, killing and the doctrine of double effect. Link

Ethics in real life: Track 1

Ethical standards play a key role in the conduct of individuals and societies. This audio album contains three tracks that examine the basics of ethical theory and practice. It features interviews with leading figures in the field of ethics and examines codes of ethics, corporate businesses and copyright infringement. This material is taken from The Open University course A181 Ethics in real life. Link

The following publications may also be of interest:-

Making Sense of Death, Dying and Bereavement: An Anthology (Published in association with The Open University)

Death and Dying: A Reader (Published in association with The Open University)

Death, Dying and Bereavement (Published in association with The Open University)

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